Friday, July 19, 2019

2019 Topps Diamond Icons - All the Dodger Cards

Last week saw the release of a super-high-end card brand called 2019 Topps Diamond Icons. For the price of $1000 you receive one box containing ten cards -- nine of which will be autographed including two with a relic piece) and one relic card. Go here for a complete checklist. Below is a look at the Dodger cards that are available.


  • #AC-CKE Clayton Kershaw -- Redemption Card
#AC-SK Sandy Koufax

2019 Donruss Optic Baseball - All the Dodger Insert Cards

Now that you've seen all of the Dodger base cards, here is a look at the inserts found in packs of Panini's 2019 Donruss Optic brand.

Rated Rookie Signatures

#13 Dennis Santana              #46 Caleb Ferguson

Blog Kiosk: 7/19/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Check out Pee Wee Reese's acrobatic throw to first. Unfortunately, the runners break-up attempt worked.
Some Snappy Work at Second
Chicago - Marvin Rickert of Cubs slides into 2nd too late in the 5th inning as Brooklyn Dodger Pee Wee Reese leaps high into the air to throw to first in an unsuccessful attempt to double Ed Waitkus in the June 8 game between the Cubs and Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Cubs won, 2-0. (6-9-1946) (boxscore)
Acme press photo above found on eBay (eBay Link). Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History: In 1977 Don Sutton took home All-Star Game MVP honors when the NL defeated the AL 7-5 at Yankee Stadium. As the starting pitcher, Sutton threw three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit, one walk and struck out four. Fellow teammate Steve Garvey hit a third inning solo home run. In 1993 outfielder Raul Mondesi made his Major League debut and recorded a single in his very first at-bat. In 2015 Zack Greinke extends his scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3 by pitching eight shutout innings against the Nationals (boxscore)
  • Happy BirthdayBill HartErve BeckBen GeraghtyLuis Avilan & Rachel Robinson

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Weekend Autograph Opportunity: Todd Hollandsworth, Alanna Rizzo and Alex Verdugo

Here are this weekends autograph opportunities and events throughout the Southland. As always, be sure to check the Blue Heaven Calendar for other events (a link can always be found on the tab at the top of this page, just left of center), and always confirm with the establishment. Everything is subject to change.  Please email me with any tips about upcoming events in Southern California.  As the rest of the week progresses I'll update this post with other events (if there are any), as I become aware of them.  Also, I don't always list every event below, so be sure to check my Calendar.  I always try to favor free signing events over paying events.  Click on any pic to embiggen.


Marlins Series Starts Friday - Stadium Giveaways, Pregame Info and Other Stuff!

The next homestand starts on Monday against the Washington Nationals. Below are some odds and ends for this upcoming homestand. I will update this should new and updated information become available. Here are some important links:
Please note that the Dodgers are embarking on a new culinary experience at the stadium. Fans can find the LA Feeds Blue Chef Series located in the right field plaza that will feature a special Chef Series pop-up concession stand. This homestand will feature foods from Border Grill + Socalo. More information is available at the bottom of this post.


Friday, July 19th at 7:10 PM
Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Zac Gallen
TV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish
Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020

2019 Topps Allen & Ginter - All the Dodger Base Cards

One of Topps more popular sets is now in stores. This week saw the release of Topps' 2019 Allen & Ginter brand, and I've got pics of all the Dodger base cards below. Go here for a complete checklist. As I'm sure you know, each base card also has a parallel mini version available. Additionally, the 'Base Mini Exclusives' and 'Mini Metal' cards shown below can only be found in RIP cards.


#32 Sandy Koufax             #33 Walker Buehler